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this broadcast realtime captioned by: christine stifter. thursday morning, 9:00. thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. i'll be in cumberland tomorrow this time. >> what's that all about? >> we are going to be on the c&o canal and show you railroads. when is the last time you were in cumberland? >> it's been a long time. years. >> it's changed. >> pretty. >> the mountain side of maryland. that's what we call t we'll show you all the pretty shots in cumberland tomorrow. >> we'll take a drive out there later on today. >> not now? >> no, because first we have a lot to talk about. a lot of guests. we want to tell you about how to get involved in a great event to benefit the libraries. i think too often we forget how important they were. how much time did you spend as a kid in the library? you might not be -- >> look what i'm doing for a living. not enough. >> they are really important so we are going to talk more about that coming up. swim across america. we are so lucky to have this
event in baltimore. michael phelps is going to be out there, raising a lot of money for cancer research. >> we'll hear more about that. and we want to talk about the animal rescue movement. you're just going to melt when you see how cute. it's a box full of puppies. >> aw. >> and they are going to bring that in and we'll show it to you but there's a heartbreaking story behind it. the puppies were found in a dumpster with the box taped shut. this is a problem that you run into with a lot of animal breeding. they are having an event to raise money, and they want to get the message out about animal adoptions. they've got some cute puppies and a lot of dogs up for adoption. >> and our family doctor, dr. fairmont is here. >> dr. fairmont ... >> he'll be here to talk about your pets and vets so get on the horn. we'll move on to today's hot topic. >> you've probably tried to lose weight, most of us have in
some point in our life. chucking off some of that fat may have gotten easier. a new procedure recently approved by the f.d.a. they are not going to help obese people but if it's just a few inches here or an inch there that you're trying to lose then you might want to check out this report from abc. >> reporter: an avid runner, he could never get rid of his love handles so he turned to zeltik. >> no pain or anything like that. it's like putting a clothes pin on your side. >> reporter: it freezes the fat cells causing them to self destruct and be reabsorbed into the body. another low powered layser is aimed at trouble spots causing the fat cells to collapse in a matter of weeks >> this is a big deal. it's the first time the f.d.a. has cleared a noninvasive fat-
reduction technology. >> reporter: former dancer lisa petoniak spent $1500 to have some of her excess fat frozen. >> at first it was a strange pulling feeling and a little painful and after 5-10 minutes you basically get numb. >> reporter: she's happy with the results, losing a half inch off her abdomen. it was originally used to cool the he skin before dermatology procedures. doctors say overweight patients shouldn't expect too much. >> it's not going to make someone who's obese not obese. the idea is there are certain areas that really don't respond well to exercise. >> reporter: still the results have been good enough for nick. he plans another treatment. >> this is the area that i'm going to probably do next is right here. >> reporter: obesity experts are wary of these new techniques. they say they only target the fat near the surface of the body, not the more harmful kind deeper down. diana alviar, abc news, los angeles. >> you know i like to exercise so i'm sort of skeptical of that. i think that hard work happens
for a reason. >> yeah. it's pretty wild, though. >> it is wild. >> getting close to no exercise and still losing weight. i'm in the ballpark. i like that. we want your two cents on today's hot topic. so far on our facebook fan page we put up this question. would you be willing to try freezing your fat to lose weight? deborah writes i've always been physically fit then the doctor put me on a medication and no matter my diet or exercise routine i can't lose the weight. i will definitely try this. here comes wayne. if this worked there wouldn't be any fat people in my hometown of watertown, new york. >> because it's cold there? >> i guess so. if you would like to share your two cents head to the wmar facebook fan page, drop us a comment. we'll share more in the next 55 minutes. here's a cell phone video of a 2-year-old smoking a joint. her 21-year-old mother can be heard coaching her in the
background. police say this incident happened in august and a person who saw it then gave a copy of the cell phone video to state family services agency worker. the mother is behind bars this morning. if she's convicted of numerous charges, including child endangerment, she could face up to 11 years in prison. >> that's -- come on. >> horrible. >> whoever found the cell phone, thank you. >> did the right thing. >> yes. let's go to the landmark research, the institution of the american family, a husband, wife, two kids. not too long ago that was the definition but divorce, divorce, unmarried couples with children, it's more common now. researchers set out to tell us how do we define the american family today. >> reporter: the adams family, the first family, my familiar family, and the part ridge
family. what counts is family. >> what we find is people are moving away from a traditional definition of family and they are moving towards a modern definition of family. >> reporter: the modern family indeed comes in many combinations. nearly 100% of us agree, a husband, wife, and kids counts as a family. no kids? 92% say that's a family. those kids make a difference. >> children provides us, quote, guarantee that move you to family status. >> reporter: for instance, an unmarried man and woman living together -- >> hey ... >> hi ... >> reporter: under 40% say that's a family. give them kids ... it jumps to 83%. that's up 5% since 2003. a gay couple, 33% say that's a family. with kids ... 64%. a 10% jump in just the last 7 years. >> people right now are really
reevaluating their views about same-sex couples. >> reporter: what about pets? [ barking ] >> reporter: more than half of us say they are if the family, but two guys living as roommates ... ♪ sorry, felix. just 10% say they are family. in the end when it comes to defining family ties and determining family matters, you might say it's all in the family. because 65% of us now say if you consider yourself a family, you are a family. welcome and hold on tight. john berman, abc news, new york. >> that's interesting how the definition changes. >> i was just thinking how about we have a family fantasy draft where we pick and choose who can be if the family. i'll trade you two of my cousins for your sister. >> i wouldn't trade anybody in my family for a second. nice try. here's justin berk now. let's take a look at weather.
>> the problem is you have a picture of your sister on your desk. >> who would not be a fan of this conversation? >> she would walk away, wouldn't she? >> i think we should safely move on to something else. how about those weather headlines? besides the fact we've got more clouds today and we do have a chance of some showers moving in, we still need some moisture. you want to talk about family here, we've got family in the tropics. three named systems. tropical storm carl hit mexico yesterday. it's going to hit them again and it's already getting stronger. igor has been downgraded to category 3. juliet downgraded to a category 2 storm. yesterday we had category 4 storms, a record that's not happened since 1926. they are not major hurricanes, one major and two minor. when you get two systems that are fairly close there's something called the fugiwara effect where they rotate around
each other. i wonder how close julia gets, that's fugiwara in case you want to study for the quiz later. igor doesn't appear to be possibly impacted by this and it may affect its further track towards bermuda. 125 mile-per-hour winds expected. it's already reached its peak and it's going to track itself up towards bermuda. this is an old forecast track still holding at 4. we're at category 3. it's probably going to hit bermuda as a 3 or a 2. it curves away so we don't get much weather, just the waves along the eastern seaboard. then we push back towards the other part of the family, and this is karl. it tried to develop an eye but ran out of warm water. it never lost its tropical storm integrity. now over the warm waters in the bay of campici over mexico.
major flooding expected as this runs into big mountains and perhaps close to mexico city. either way you slice it, that's them. for us it's rather uneventful. pushing in warm air, 70s to our south, pushing in a lot of clouds and showers back to our west. this is part of a system that extends down into the southern appalachians and back into the lower ohio valley. there was severe weather there yesterday. there may be storms that survived the trip into western maryland this afternoon but likely this thing starts to fall apart when it approaches us. there will be the threat of scattered thunderstorms into the afternoon and evening but otherwise a mostly cloudy day with a 2-degree guarantee high of 84. the extended outlook with a nice weekend coming upcoming up in the next half hour. searching reading books on an i pad or kindle many people have forgotten about our
reliable public libraries. >> hopefully not. we are going to try to change that in baltimore county. stay with us this morning. how you can help keep libraries running at a fair to remember. speaking of fund-raisers, a lot of people are trying to help fight cancer by swimming across america. how you can take the plunge in our area. and do you want your baby to be more fashionable than s is uri cruz but not spend that money? how to get your baby best dressed in the play pen. >> abc2 works for community. a proud partner of komen maryland's race for the cure.
my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be
ranked one of the most independent members of congress. we're taking a live shot of the inner harbor here this morning. it is 9:14, 64 degrees on this thursday morning, and we have a great show ahead of you here today. dr.fairmont will be here in a couple of minutes but first let's turn it over to megan and our public libraries. >> public libraries are important to so many communities around the country and especially here in our state. next friday there will be a fair to remember for baltimore county public libraries.
what exactly is this event? >> a fair to remember is actually a celebration of libraries. we actually host it and the purpose of the event is to raise money, raise awareness for the baltimore county public library system. >> take me to the event next weekend. >> picture yourself at a carnival, my carnival barker's outfit so i might be out there saying hurry, hurry, hurry, go in and take advantage of our silent auction. all the proceeds are to benefit the library. we'll have live music, wonderful food, fun and fellowship. >> we were looking at some of the pictures from years' past. this sounds like an event that's perfect for families and kids. >> it is an event aimed at supporting the library. since it's in the evening from
7 to eleven there may not be a lot of kids but it benefits kids. >> do libraries need help. >> libraries always need help. we are lucky in baltimore county that we get wonderful public support from our county government but i know when i'm sitting at home with my family in perry hall there's always more we can have in our libraries. the foundation really functions to add extra amenities for our library system. if we can raise money from families, businesses we can add extra amenities like storyville which are interactive libraries like the one at our rose lawn branch. >> and it's nice to get kids excited about reading. >> study after study, early literacy is the key to success in academics and the workforce. if you're going to have a
better job and be better educated and you want to instill reading in your children when they grow up. >> so parents and businesses and corporations, this is their time to go. we were talking about some of the things that you can get from the auction that you can win and bid on. they are amazing. >> they are. obviously, if i had to say my personal favorite, we have a bushel of crabs that have been donated by bill's seafood in perry hall f you're a marylander, there's a gift for you. we have a wonderful series of packages that have restaurant gift certificates in them, book packages. we have a wonderful sneak preview event that someone can win through the final four for basketball. there's something for everyone, and again, at the bottom line, it's all about helping baltimore county's libraries promote what they are about and make sure our services are always cutting edge as they have been. >> i think that we forget that this is a free opportunity for kids to learn, and you just don't have that as much. >> it is, particularly in an economic climate that we're in now. i know families are looking for opportunities to do something that don't involve a lot of
money. you can have the world at your fingertips at our baltimore county libraries and it doesn't cost anything. >> they are going to need your help. it's september 24th. all the information is there, seven to eleven. any other information you want to add about the event, jeff? >> we have a lot of folks coming, a cross section from across our county and our reg region. it's giving everyone a chance. maybe they haven't been involved in philanthropy before. ates easy way for someone to say i want to help and be part of the positive change in baltimore county. >> if you missed it we are going to put that information on our web site. thanks for coming? >> thanks for having me. great to be here. >> jamie? >> nice job, jeff. starbucks have listened to you and they are bringing back a popular drink size and chase blank admits they have a
problem. plus moms are looking for cold-weather clothes for kids. we have fashion-forward ideas for babies.
we have a consumer alert
for you. chase bank customers, listen up. you could have trouble accessing your accounts on the bank's web site. problems began monday night and complaints continued as the rush of customers logging on the web site bogged down the company's computer. so chase says customers who were charged fees for late payments, they would be eligible for reimbursement of those fees. then we have starbucks as it has listened to customers and they are bringing back the tail size -- tail size on its coffee menus. the coffee giant caused a stir in what they say was a attempt to simplify but customers think it was an attempt to get them to make more money. now you can offer a tall at the starbucks drive through. >> with fall just around the corner, there are plenty of you wondering what do i buy for my
kids. abc2's linda sosa has you covered. >> reporter: children's clothes are hard to resist. for all you parents out there here are five fall fashion trends for your little once' wardrobe. practicality is key. cotton and denim outfits that are easy to take care of are a big hit. >> moms are always looking for easy care fabrics and something that's always popular are cotton-knits because you can wash them, dry them and usually they don't need ironing. >> mary dell has trunk shows for this collection. the send trend will help mom and dad's wallet. look for reversible clothing >> it's simply reversible. we flip it, and voila, you have another dress ready to wear for the rest of the year. >> as it gets colder outside, don't forget a good raincoat and boots. coats are a must-have for winter as well. >> with a winter coat i think in recent years we've seen a
lot of fleece for the children. it's easy. they are washable. the children love the soft feel of them, and often they have velcro closings that are very easy for the children to take off and put on themselves. >> if you have more than one kid, try mixing and matching. >> drop-waist jumper for your daughter. maybe you might want to put your younger daughter in the little matching patch skort. >> monogramming can add a special flare. >> children like having that f f -- if their name is robert they like having that little r. on their sweater. tomorrow at good morning maryland at 9:00 we'll talk about how fashion is helping the fight against breast cancer. all right. there are a number of ways all of us can help battle against cancer. have you thought about putting on your swimsuit? >> not recently but if you were
sitting home saying no here's why you should. this weekend in mount washington we'll tell you how you can take part in swimming across america right here in baltimore. it goes towards a great cause so stay with us. we'll tell you all about it when we get back. before we go to a break if you're trying to land a job in this tough economy we are trying to get you back to work. each wednesday on good morning maryland at 9:00 we put video resumes on air. send them to us with a microsoft word attachment. help abc2 and lido pizza support susan g . komen for the cure. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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thanks for joining us on this thursday morning. we want to go back to your two cents on losing weight by freezing fat. we asked on our facebook page would you be willing to freeze your fat to help you lose weight? >> katie writes in dang straight i would. i'm filling up the bathroom with ice cubes as i'm typing this. head to the wmar facebook fan page and leave your comments. we'll share them throughout the
show. jamie? >> all right. listen, we are counting down the days until komen maryland's race for the cure. and this year it's set for sunday october 3rd in hunt valley. abc2 news will be live to broadcast the entire event from 7 in the morning until 9 in the morning and now here's how you can register. head to our web site at abc # and when you get there, look at the top of the page and click on lifestyle tab, and then click scroll to the right and then click "think pink." there you go. i'm so excited about this great event called swim across america. this is a great effort to swim three miles, one mile or in a pool, all in an effort to support cancer patients. this is the first time we've been lucky enough to have this event right here and we're lucky enough to have annie and also sheila who are going to tell us more about the event. i want you to tell everybody first this is the inaugural swim across america in baltimore. tell us the news. >> we are the largest inaugural event of all the swim across
america events in the country. >> the largest. that's great. >> we are excited. >> annie, you're a cancer survivor. >> i am. i am. >> this is important to you and anybody that's been through that. >> it's absolutely important for me. this is the area where we're supporting research so we can have hundreds of people like me, thousands of survivors. >> how long have you been training for this? >> i started to learn to swim in june at the michael phelps swim school. i didn't know how to swim nor did six of my ten teammates. some people just putting their face in the water for the very first time. >> i'm very impressed. you've got to be very proud of yourself. >> well, you can teach an old dog a new trick, can't you. >> well, explain the deal. we're going to be over at gibson island and also at meadow brook so we are going to swim in the pool and swim in the open water. >> we are trying to make it as
inclusive as possible. it's in a protected cove off gibson isle. for people who want to stay in a pool, it was generously donated by michael phelps. we have over 100 swimmers there so far. and 430 swimmers at the open waters. a total of 500 swimmers. >> and michael will be down at gibson island. >> michael will be our official starter. >> in the pool and in the open water. what does this mean for you, that so many people are coming out to fight this darn disease? >> i mean, you get to a certain point in your life, yesterday i found out one of my dear friends that i've known forever my whole life was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. so you feel like i'm doing something right. >> are you swimming for yourself or are you swimming for others? >> i'm swimming for myself, i'm swimming for others. i'm swimming for my team. there's just so many people
that are affected by this disease, and it seems really like we could beat it. we could find a cure. there are so many more survivors now than there have ever been in our history, in the history of this disease. but it seems like we can beat this. >> i'm so proud baltimore is beating a record. any idea how much money we've raised so far? >> over a quarter million. >> that is incredible. >> and we've established a swim across america lab at the cancer center. dr.diaz and his team are really on the forefront of research to extend lives and hopefully find a cure so there will be a swim across america lab at the cancer center. all the donations are going to support that. year after year after year. this is year one. there's going to be year two, three and four. we hope to continue to fund that lab and make it successful. >> has it exceeded your expectations? >> we are close. we have a bunch of type a personalities here so the bar was raised pretty high. >> if you want to take part and
donate, always, but if you want to come out and swim. >> walk up that day for the pool and the other water and what we say, please swim. if you can't swim, volunteer and if you can't volunteer, donate. please participate in some way. >> thank you so much. swim across america. we are a big hit in baltimore. we knew it all the while. megan, back to you. >> jamie, look at this. look at this puppy. we have a whole studio full of these cute adorable puppies and they need homes. we are talking about that today, why somebody would leave something as cute and precious as this in a dumpster. coming up we are going to talk about rescuing animals that. story just ahead. and why this man's climb is one of the toughest rock climbing mountains in the world. it's going to inspire you. megan there, was a fight here in the studio. [ whining puppy ]
>> leave this poor thing alone. wait until you hear this story. there are more puppies and there will be more people in our building coming to rescue you. that's right. i'd like to take you outside. is it even worth it? a cloudy day, 66 degrees. we are going to stop the crying. we are going to bring some more love so stay with us. we've got more of good morning maryland. oh, more of the puppies coming up after this. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill. because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. and here's a special bonus: you'll also get the fios tv movie package and epix -- free for 12 months.
and with this offer, there's no term contract required. if you don't love fios, cancel at anytime with no early termination fee. fios gives you the best channel lineup, superior picture quality and more hd... plus internet rated #1 in satisfaction, speed and reliability. last chance. offer ends october 2nd. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, plus the fios tv movie package and epix, free for 12 months... with no term contract. call 1.877.797.fios. that's 1.877.797.3467. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v it's time for fios. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy.
that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
the sister of our producer ingrid is having a birthday today. michelle is 22. how about that. >> happy 22nd birthday, michelle. hope it is a wonderful day. if you're celebrating a birthday just tell us. send us an email with an attached picture to morning let us know it's happening so we can let everyone else in the community know. >> mary jo, my good friend watches every day. she wants us to let us know about one of the biggest events ever to come to elkton. it's at the elkton chamber and alliance hosting the firefighter combat challenge along with elkton's fall fest. they are coming from all over the country and canada for this. for more information go to the elkton fall fest. it is great, tomorrow and saturday. >> i don't know if you remember the hurd family. they live in bel air and their
daughter was killed in an accident in florida. a truck driver was texting and hit her. her father has been really instrumental in getting texting illegal in maryland. >> a way to get married. >> another way to plan her wedding. parents were visiting. it's an annual run and walk, 5k in honor of not just heather but other people who have been killed on america's highways unnecessarily by stupid mistakes like texting while driving. if you would like to get involved they are a great family. it's a great community and it benefits a scholarship. harford community. >> if you have an event you'd like to see here on good morning maryland at 9:00 email us your event, your idea and your charity and we'll put it on it for you. our show gets in the community. we raise money for charities. we're going out swimming for cancer. we're going to the libraries, and now we're going to pull
your heart string and we're going to help out. >> absolutely. coming up, look at these puppies. they are so cute. we are going to find out how you can help them. there's a rescue organization that needs your help and these puppies need a home. we'll tell you all about that coming up. >> and we are here to answer your pet questions. get on the horn now for the doctor. abc2 works for the community ...
here he is, dr. fairmonte, best vet in town at the towson veterinary certainty. >> baltimore has a lot of wildlife around and there's a lot of fox around. there's a large population of fox, the fox are carrying mange and they are passing it on to cats and dogs in the neighborhood. we are seeing more. i thought i would mention that. the signs are if you have your pet that's doing a lot of scratching and having some bald spots on their skin, that's usually a sign that it could be
mange. there's a straightforward medication that we use, a couple of different medicines, injections we do, oils to put on your pet to keep them from developing mange. if you have a pet that doesn't seem to have allergies but is scratching and developing bald spots, start thinking about mange as part of the problem. >> let's go to the phones. loretta from eastwood has a yorkie of the you've got a genetic trachial collapse, right? >> loretta has a yorkie. some of these breeds have a problem where they have trouble breathing so loretta make sure you do keep the weight off the dog which you're doing already. there are some medications that can be used to help relax the trachea to help keep it open so the dog will do less choking and have less troubles breathing. as a last resort there is a surgery that can be done at times. if you are really having problems with the dog and the
dog's having trouble getting oxygen, sometimes you need to look at having surgery done but that's a last resort. we like to look at the medical treatments first. >> we have heather in mount airy with us. >> are there, heather? >> yes, i am. >> how old is your dog, heather? >> i have a dog that has dry brittle nails that break below the quick and causes him in pain. i was wondering what to do to alleviate the pain. >> get a supplement with fatty acids, oils in the supplement and that will help produce a better hair coat and feed the nutritional areas for the nails and you'll get better nail growth. it usually takes 6-12 weeks to see the nail growth come out but i would go ahead and start that. you can get that at your pet store, pick that up at your veterinary hospital but you're looking for omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acid supplements.
they work really well. they just take a while because the nails take a while to grow up. >> did you hear about this? >> just amazing. the humane group, the animal rescue has had these puppies the last two weeks. they are gorgeous puppies, nice personalities. we need to get these dogs homes fast. >> dr. fairmonte with the towson veterinary hospital always with us on thursday. let's hear this story, megan. >> dr. fairmonte said it all. it's amazing. all these puppies. i want you to meet our good friend barbara, kelly and ann. ann is our model holding the two puppies in the back but this is an incredible story. what happened? >> it really is and this is not the first time this has happened, but a friend of ours heard some crying in a dumpster, and went and looked, and there was a box in the dumpster taped up with six puppies in it. and these are the puppies. we've had them for two weeks now. they were dehydrated. we didn't think some of them were going to make it but the
vet pulled them through, and here they are. they are great puppies. >> now, you started an animal rescue works. is there a real need? >> absolutely. the problem is so many animals end up in the shelters and a there's not enough people to adopt. not enough people know. so we just are another way to get the word out. and the other thing that we do, is many of the shelters, because of the volume, can only adopt out the most adoptable dogs. we take the harder-to-place dogs, young puppies because they don't do well in a shelter, dogs like macey who was a puppy mill dog. we take those dogs and find themselves homes. they stay with us sometimes a long time but that's what we are about. >> kelly, i think it's interesting because you're a business owner. how did you get involved in all this? i know that you work with animals. was it just you couldn't
resist? >> we will, i had met barb and i knew her story and we wanted to0 give back to the community. we had room. we were able to bring dogs in and foster them. we train them. we groom them. we get them socialized and that way they end up getting adopted more quickly. >> you guys have an event coming up. i imagine -- i know that taking care of dogs is a lot of money. you've got the vet, the feeding, the foster and it's a labor of love but i also imagine it's an expensive one. tell me about the event you have coming up. you love the name. >> i'm going to let kelly tell you about it. she is sponsoring for us and she is the expert on spelling you about everything we have. >> wag your tail, it's time for ale, the third annual event at stepping-stone museum from 12-4 and we've got something for everybody. for the kids we've got moon bounce, face painting, balloon animals, free cotton candy and
popcorn. for the pups we've got band and as. we've got contests and prizes. >> you have a little chorus here. [ puppies whining ] >> for adults we've got food, beer and wine. they can call for more information at 671-play. don't worry about the rsvp date they see on our flyers and our web site. give us a call if you can by friday so we have enough food onboard for everybody. >> i think it's great what you're doing. i think if you're sitting at home wondering are you kidding? these puppies are up for adoption, they are up for adoption. >> they are up for adoption. macey is up form adoption. we have five more puppy mill dog, different breeds. we have seven more puppies, four weeks old that were dumped at a shelter, beagle mixes we
are trying to get a home for. >> thank you for everything you do. we are going to put all your information up on the screen. it's like you brought in a bunch of magic in a fur coat. everybody's been crazy about these guys. if you want more information go to our web site. we'll post all the information. look at that little face. we'll be right back. # [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> just stepped outside, which i guess is a good thing for a weather guy, look outside once if a while, look up. got some sun trying to come through the north side of baltimore. south side around the inner harbor we had a lot of cloudiness this morning. see if we've got any images right here. brightening in the skies. we will push the sun in. there's a warm front trying to slip through. that's why our winds have been out of the southeast. as we get into the warmer air we will really start to see the result. 71in glen burnie. cooler toward the north, feels like 77. yet you contrast that with still the cool side, the southeasterly wind under the canopy of clouds in bel air
where your current temperature is 66. lagging behind a little bit because of this boundary trying to slip in through the region. we break into slightly warmer air, a little more sunshine. looking at showers and thunderstorms. they seem to be holding together a little better than our computer models had suggested. so with that in mind, also the fact this seems to be moving a little faster and progressing farther than expected, that may indicate that we could have some rain here this afternoon. we need it. i know it's not going to wash out your plans but if we have a chance of getting some thunderstorms after about 4:00, that could be a good thing for us. keep that in mind. when you head out today, keep the umbrella handy. when you hear a rumble of thunder it could be this line across the mountains. indicating a band of rain to our north overnight and that front itself, the main front not even on our vantage point on this map. we may have wet roads to deal
with in the morning in a diminished form. it looks like that line gets less active once it reaches us and then maybe leftover showers into the afternoon. then we set the stage for a nice weather pattern towards the weekend. we've got a mostly cloudy sky but there will be breaks of sun. there may be hours with sun helping to warm us up to the 2- degree guarantee of 84. isolated late showers. better chance toward the west and a better chance that comes if after dark. dark for us is after 7:00. 7:13 the sun sets. after that a good chance we have some showers and storms. through tomorrow we'll push about 79 degrees on the thermometer. 80s into the weekend and into next week, which means the start of autumn. >> i think get rid of that word "nice" and put in spectacular. >> it took a lot of space.
there's a lot of stuff going on there. seven days in one screen. let's move on. >> all right. we'll move on. finally today this is a great story, one of the greatest challenges in rock climbing that we want to tell you about. yosemite national park. it isn't easy for even the most experienced climbers. >> but dealing with cerebral palsy? yesterday dave muehr caught up with a giant american spirit with a great heart. >> reporter: that he was off. stephen, california, husband and father of two has cerebral palsy and sunday he left his wheelchair to begin the climb of his life. >> how is it going, man? >> reporter: steve is aiming to become the first person with cerebral palsy to climb the famed elcapitan in yosemite
national park. it is a towering challenge. this is not just one empire state building, but two. [ audio not understandable ] >> reporter: today suspended 1,000 feet above ground we called him. hey, steve? it's david muehr in new york. how are you? >> good, and you? >> i guess you're just hanging out. >> if you want to call did that. >> reporter: he's been climbing and sleeping on elcapitan for three days now. >> you're more than halfway there. >> yes. >> reporter: and none of this is surprising for the woman who 15 years ago became steve's wife. >> i thought i bet he's having a hard life. i quickly learned that's not true. >> reporter: steve has taught everyone he knows disabilities don't have to limit you. >> your wife is going to see this on tv tonight. what do you want to say to her? >> i love you, and i can't wait
to get up to the top, get off this rock. >> reporter: a laugh from the exhausted climber, still pulling himself up tonight. so many of us now pulling for him. david muehr, abc news, new york. >> that is incredible. just goes to show you that anything is possible. >> it is possible i'm going to go to cumberland tomorrow. so i will be there reporting on rocky gap. >> are you going to climb that rock? i'll climb rocky gap. >> and we'll show you about cumberland and give you a little bit of the secret in western maryland, okay? >> get all the rain out of the way tonight. >> there will be snow? cumberland. >> you never know. >> great job with the dogs. >> they were very cute. go adopt one, please. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 accuracy is having a forecast you can trust ... >> keep you one step ahead ... >> helping you plan your day,
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